SOURCE: Fertin Pharma A/S

December 19, 2006 02:00 ET

Fertin Pharma Enters Collaboration With US Army Dental Research and Trauma Detachment on an Antimicrobial Chewing Gum

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- Fertin Pharma A/S, a world leader in the development and manufacture of medical chewing gum, announces today that a collaboration has been established with the US Army Dental Research and Trauma Detachment (USADRTD) for the development of an antimicrobial decapeptide medicinal chewing gum for the treatment and prevention of plaques, cavities, and gum diseases.

The collaboration will combine USADRTD's proprietary antimicrobial decapeptide with Fertin Pharma's know-how related to development and manufacture of medical chewing gum to create a chewing gum that will deliver a controlled release of the decapeptide in the oral cavity.

The Background for USADRTD entering this collaboration is that dental emergencies continue to threaten the readiness of deployed military forces. The majority of the dental emergencies are plaque-induced oral infections. USADRTD has developed a promising antimicrobial peptide candidate that could be used for controlling plaque-associated oral infections, including dental caries and periodontitis. The USADTRD is particularly interested in developing antimicrobial systems that could be incorporated into the military field ration, specifically into chewing gum.

"We are pleased to have established this collaborative relationship with USADRTD," says Lars Christian Nielsen, Fertin Pharma's Chief Executive Officer. "Together, we will continue the USADTRD mission of developing a product that can improve dental health among first of all US deployed military forces, but secondly is a promising and highly interesting candidate for wide distribution to the public."

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    CEO Lars Christian Nielsen
    (Mobile: +45 25 57 60 80)


    Executive Senior VP Ralf Auerbach
    (Mobile: +45 20 60 79 26)

    Fertin Pharma
    Tel: +45 72 15 13 00